Natural light makes the best portraits

By: Keri Wiginton

May 09 2011

Category: Uncategorized

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Focal Length:28mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

I recently took this portrait inside a building set to become  lofts. I took some lighted shots inside the hallways, but this one turned out to be my favorite. The light from the window naturally vignetted the wall surrounding the subject.  I also felt the ripped wallpaper helped to perfectly frame the subject. This experience taught me, again, that natural light is often best. So, if you’re taking a portrait, try to seek out window light first.

© Keri Wiginton/Chicago Tribune


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